Ed Driscoll


OH YEAH, THAT LIBERAL MEDIA: Michael Graham looks at how ABC spins the president’s approval rating.

Meanwhile, Andrew Sullivan writes, “Can we even trust the [New York Times] polls any more?”

And Jack Shafer looks at how Howard Kurtz’s story on media donations to politicians (click here for our post on the topic) misses the real story. Shafer has a few rewrite suggestions for Kurtz.

Speaking of rewrite suggestions, Steven Den Beste looks at a recent Washington Post story with a variety of anti-war, anti-Bush, pro-Saddam cliches in it and writes:

They say, “Never attribute to malice that which can be explained by stupidity”, but we seem to have gone beyond any possible stupidity now. Have we reached the point where we can assume there’s a conspiracy to spread a big lie? And where we can safely dismiss the opinions of anyone who repeats it?

We can’t dismiss them–but fortunately, we can–and do–correct them.